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Last Build Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:02:04 -0800

 



Rant & Rave: Don’t fix your hair while eating

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Readers rave about help after fall, rant about fixing hair in restaurant.



Wild animals in distress are nursed back to life at this facility in Arlington

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Don’t expect thanks from the owls, hawks and other birds that are treated at the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington after being hit by cars. It is a common injury as rural areas are developed. The wild birds just want to fly away.



Stomach in knots over upcoming family vacation

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Carolyn Hax suggests ways to respond to the inevitable eye-rolls and comments about a reader’s food choices.



Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovations

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:29:01 -0800

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ST. CATHERINE’S, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the eastern side […]



Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:27:54 -0800

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week. The final bill agreed to by Republican negotiators and released late Friday eliminates the tax incentive for private employers that subsidize their employees’ transit, parking and bicycle commuting expenses. Currently, […]



Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:33:49 -0800

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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — It’s not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health. The social media giant whose platform has become a daily addiction for hundreds of millions of people sheds light in a […]



Sometimes Santa needs a lift. This time, to remote Alaska

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:09:42 -0800

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SAINT MICHAEL, Alaska (AP) — It’s not easy to get to Saint Michael, Alaska. Not even if you’re Santa Claus. Luckily, jolly old St. Nick could hitch a ride on a military transport plane to the tiny island community that’s closer to Russia than Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Santa and Mrs. Claus brought goodies that […]



With obesity on rise, Paris reflects on mirrored ‘fatphobia’

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:30:10 -0800

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PARIS (AP) — France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen as almost sinful. Now, after taking a hard look at the contradictions in the mirror, its capital has launched a campaign to counter sizeism, an often disregarded kind of discrimination in […]



Cape Lookout Lighthouse offers New Year’s Day climb

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:14:24 -0800

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HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — If your New Year’s resolution is to get exercise in 2018, the Cape Lookout National Seashore is offering a way to help you get started. The national seashore in North Carolina invites the public to a climb of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on New Year’s Day. A news release says […]



Berlin’s much-delayed new airport slated to open in 2020

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:01:25 -0800

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BERLIN (AP) — Officials say they plan to open Berlin’s new airport, a project notorious for repeated delays, in 2020 — nearly a decade after it was first slated to start operations. News agency dpa reports that supervisory board chairman Rainer Bretschneider said Friday that managers aim for an October 2020 opening date. Construction started […]



Saturn gets stuck in ‘limp home mode’

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:22:20 -0800

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Restart will do the trick, but sensor needs attention.



Senegal’s new airport faces 24-hour strike by workers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:17:49 -0800

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Air traffic controllers at Senegal’s newly opened international airport are staging a 24-hour strike that has left hundreds of travelers stranded. The trade union secretary-general for the air traffic controllers, Francois Paul Gomis, told radio station Rfm on Friday that workers are protesting a lack of training and new conditions that […]



Glass bridges add bright light and beautiful links in a refined remodel

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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A couple’s traditional town house turns into a contemporary showpiece of open, reconfigured spaces.



The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center promotes the industry through education and experiences

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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Named for ‘the father of Washington wine,’ the Prosser center offers popular weekend classes, tastings and more.



The story of a Seattle man whose sister saved his life in the most unexpected way

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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After a long wait on the transplant list for a liver, Paul Hamilton had a donor.



Rant & Rave: Overzealous pitches for donations

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Readers rave about SPD, rant about too many address labels.



Sending out an SOS: Travel apps aim to keep you safe

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Apps can track you as you travel and alert you to everything from nearby terrorist attacks to disease outbreaks to natural disasters. At least one provides free evacuation.



Excluded sister resorts to ‘petty things’ to hurt siblings

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Sometimes you have to make people suffer to see what is wrong, a reader writes. That is absolutely wrong, responds Carolyn Hax.



What to order at Seattle’s almost-secret new noodle spot

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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The “noodle revelation” known as Qin is now open on Capitol Hill. Here are some things to know before you go.



Germany extends facial recognition test at rail station

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:38:26 -0800

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s top security official is extending tests of automatic facial recognition technology after an initial six-month trial showed the system had a good success rate. The tests used high-quality pictures of more than 200 volunteers to identify them as they passed through Berlin’s Suedkreuz railway station. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said […]